Sale: 393 / Post War/Contemporary Art, June 09. 2012 in Munich Lot 218

 
Max Ackermann - Komposition 25.I.1966


218
Max Ackermann
Komposition 25.I.1966, 1966.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 10,000 / $ 10,600
Sold:
€ 10,000 / $ 10,600

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Komposition 25.I.1966. 1966.
Oil on canvas.
Signed and dated lower right. Once more signed and dated "25.I.66" on stretcher, additionally inscribed with archive number as well as with estate stamp. With number "177" on verso and with archive number "ACK 3990" on verso as well as inscribed with number "ACM 1655". 65 x 55,5 cm (25,5 x 21,8 in).

PROVENANCE: Private collection Southern Germany.

EXHIBITION: Max Ackermann. Gemälde 1908-1967. Mittelrhein Museum Koblenz, 2 September - 29 October, 1967, p. 101, cat. no. 160 (with illu. in black and white).
Max Ackermann 1887-1975. Galerie Iris Wazzau, Davos, 18 December, 1999 - 17 February, 2000, cat. no. 35 (with illu. in colors, with gallery label on frame).

While Max Ackermann still painted works with a rather meditative atmosphere in 1965, he returned to more geometric and clearly structured compositions as of 1966. Because, said the artist: "Colors originate from the spectrum. They are of divine origin, just as circle, square and triangle." (Max Ackermann, quoted after Maria Velte, Max Ackermann - Leben und Werk, in: ex. cat. Max Ackermann. Paintings 1908-1967, p. XXV). Our work is a particularly expressive example of the compositional features ion those days. Merry motion and calm order follow a harmonized rhythm. Accordingly, most small geometric figures blend ion with the large round of two circles, while a few rectangles and semicircles seem to act independently in the margin. Additionally, the blue forms in the lower half make for a fresh accentuation, which, in return, keeps the horizontal balance. It particularly is the combination of red and blue that has a potential the artist also examined in other works. [KP].




218
Max Ackermann
Komposition 25.I.1966, 1966.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 10,000 / $ 10,600
Sold:
€ 10,000 / $ 10,600

(incl. 25% surcharge)